Singapore University of Social Sciences

2 Way Translation

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Language: Malay

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages


This course focuses on the practice of translation. Students will be exposed to a variety of texts to ensure that they have enough practice in translating in real time situations. Amongst the key genres that will be highlighted include literary, general language text, specialized text e.g. finance / scientific and finally legal. Students will discuss quality control in translation and also the analysis of equivalence at all levels (word, sentence and text). This course has an open book final exam.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in MyUniSIM. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction
  • Translating general language text
  • Translating Financial text
  • Translating Legal text
  • Analysis of equivalence
  • Proof reading and quality control

Learning Outcome

  • Apply levels of meaning: primary vs. secondary; denotative vs. connotative in the translation process. (B3)
  • Appraise the implications of text types and appropriate translation approaches in the translation process. (B4)
  • Analyse word plays, puns and genre specific register in source language texts. (B4)
  • (Compose) Translate appropriately (B5)
  • Formulate translation choice made (B5)
  • Employ the appropriate procedures in the translation process (B3)
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